Updates

‘Pippin’ musical opens for five-day run

October 22, 2014
Granbury High School’s five-day run of the musical production “Pippin” opens Thursday, Oct. 23 in the GHS Bagby-McMahan Performing Arts Center. Curtains raise at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Other performances are Saturday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.; Monday, 7:30 p.m.; and Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for students. “Pippin” is about a prince who discovers that true happiness lies in un-extraordinary everyday moments.

Early voting continues to bring out voters

October 22, 2014
According to county Elections Administrator Jenise “Crickett” Miller, 659 Hood County residents turned out for early voting Tuesday at Annex 1, 1410 W. Pearl St. “I would say (the turnout) is good,” Miller said Wednesday afternoon, even though the count so far was less than the day before. Early voting for the Nov. 4 General Election will go on until Friday, Oct. 31.

Howling good time planned in Pecan

October 22, 2014
A howling good time is in store for all ghosts and goblins at the children’s Halloween party Saturday, Oct. 25 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Pecan Activities Center. A haunted house, costume contest, Sassy the Clown, games (including a cupcake walk) and trunk or treat are all on the agenda for Pecan Plantation.

About 7 million grandparents live with a grandchild

October 22, 2014
Of the 65 million grandparents in the United States in 2012, 7 million, or 10 percent, lived with at least one grandchild, according to a new report released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. The percentage of children who lived with a grandparent in 2012 was also 10 percent, rising from 7 percent in 1992.

Odessa man facing felony drug charge

October 22, 2014
David Delloyd Mercer, 51, of Odessa, was arrested on Oct. 12 and charged with possession of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, less than 1 gram, according to Hood County Jail booking records.

Mineral Wells man charged with felony theft

October 21, 2014
Christopher Michael Greenleaf, 33, of Mineral Wells, was arrested on Oct. 13 and charged with felony theft less than $1,500, 2 or more previous convictions, according to Hood County Jail booking records.

Campus controlled entrances near completion

October 21, 2014
Subcontractors are working on a “punch list” for completion of the Granbury school district elementary and middle school controlled entry vestibules. Redesign of reception counters may take longer. Construction of the parking area near the Tidwell Field baseball complex is under way.

Hundreds turn out on first day of early voting

October 21, 2014
The total turnout for the first day of early voting for the Nov. 4 General Election was 673, according to county Elections Administrator Jenise “Crickett” Miller. Early voting started Monday (Oct. 20) and will end on Friday, Oct. 31. Call the county elections office at 817-408-2525 with any questions.

Sports Updates

9th Gold Team’s football time Thursday has changed

October 22, 2014
The kickoff time for Thursday’s (Oct. 23) Granbury 9th grade Gold Team’s football game versus Burleson Centennial at Pirate Stadium in Granbury has changed to 5 p.m. The 9th grade Purple Team vs. Centennial will follow the conclusion of the Gold Team’s game.

Win clinches second place for Lady Pirates

October 21, 2014
The Granbury Lady Pirates beat Burleson High, 25-18, 25-19, 25-19 Tuesday night in the GHS James Wann Sports Center to clinch second place in the District 8-5A volleyball standings behind Aledo. Granbury improved to 10-2 in district and 25-13 on the season. It was the second straight loss for Burleson, now 8-4 in district and 24-13 overall. On Monday, the Lady Pirates moved up from No. 11 to 10th in the Texas Girls Coaches Association rankings. Granbury has two more regular-season matches, Friday at home against Burleson Centennial (5:30 p.m.), and Oct. 28 in Everman (6:30 p.m.), before starting their playoff run.

Free basketball clinic for girls this Saturday

October 21, 2014
Granbury ISD girls in grades 3-8 are invited to a free basketball clinic at Granbury High School from 9-10:30 a.m. this Saturday, Oct. 25, according to Steve Schmidt, the new varsity girls head basketball coach for the Granbury Lady Pirates. Parents may register their child for the clinic by emailing coach Schmidt ([email protected]). A parent or guardian must be present to sign a waiver at dropoff, and to pick up the child when the clinic is over.  

Lady Pirates at home tonight in key district volleyball clash

October 21, 2014
The Granbury Lady Pirates, holding down second place in the District 8-5A volleyball standings with three regular-season games left, will be at home tonight to take on third-place Burleson High (8-3 in district, 24-12 overall) starting at 6:30. Granbury (9-2, 25-11) is coming off a four-set win over Joshua Friday on the road. The Lady Pirates moved up from No. 11 to 10th in this week’s Texas Girls Coaches Association rankings with their third win in a row and ninth in their last 10 outings.

GHS swim teams post strong times in Arlington

October 20, 2014
While competing Saturday in the Arlington Invitational swim meet, 29 Granbury High School athletes posted 56 season-best times and 33 lifetime bests, according to new head coach Jason Pullano. He named Sarah Spradlin and Jaci Largent as the girls co-swimmers of the meet, and Cole Rezsofi and Luke Travis as the boys co-swimmers of the meet.

Cross country teams compete in district warm-up

October 20, 2014
Lauren Hammonds led the girls and Dylan Goosen paced the boys as the Granbury cross country teams competed on Saturday in a district warm-up meet in Haltom City. Hammonds finished 7th among the girls with a time of 21.33. Goosen ran an 18.27 to finish 24th in the boys division.